PublisherJack Kerouac School of Disembodied Poetics
Second half of a lecture by Robert Creeley discussing family relations, the Tibetan Book of the Dead, Ted Berrigan, Charles Olson and syntax, Cole's Island, and Ginsberg's "Laughing Gas." (First half of this lecture is currently not available.)
Life not so much of the mind, as in the mind. Ranging across notions of living and dying imagination as reality, or not, with mention of many including Olson, Borroughs, Ginsberg, Paul Metcalf (great grandson of Melville) Ed Dorn and quotes Berrigan as saying "of course I want to die. I want the whole trip". But, he says, not yet. It's like llistening to him think aloud, with a sense that his audience is gleaning clues not just to poetry but how to live, and his desire is to isolate the important questions of value, persistence, what can be known in June of 1986.